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>>> sandy strikes. the historic superstorm lives up to its billing as it crashes ashore the east coast causing chaos with deadly results. >> we knew that this was going to be a very dangerous storm. and the storm has met our expect expectations. and the worst of the weather has come. >> the powerful system punishes the coastline with record-breaking storm surges. >> we had waves as high as light poles down on the boardwalk. >> leaving millions in the dark and stranding travelers from coast to coast. >> sounds like i'm going to be captain all the way through. >> the storm knocking the final days of the presidential campaign offcourse. >> it's affected a lot of families. >> i think it will take a long time for us to clean up. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, october 30, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with us. i'm terrell brown. we begin with sandy, no longer a hurricane. she's now a post-tropical cyclone. still doing damage as she moves inland. so far the mega storm has killed 16 people in seven states. an estimated 5.7 million people are without power and it coul
>>> sandy's aftermath. dozens dead. millions without power. billions of dollars in damage. the storm is gone but its effects linger. >> i'll help you get it all together. all right? i promise. i promise. you're is going to be okay. >> the process of cleaning up begins as residents along the battered coast try to get their lives back to normal. >> we feel for everybody here because we are everybody here. >> sandy muting the presidential race the candidates look to turn up the heat in the final days to the election. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, november 1, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. recovery is slow going for millions of people affected by sandy and the superstorm is not done yet. storm remnants triggered flood watch warnings from northern new england and mid-atlantic states. winter storm warnings for central appalachians and flooding advisories across the lower great lakes. 74 people have been killed by the mega storm at one point. 60 million people were without power. it's fallen to 40 million people. and 6 million h
>>> sandy's wake. the superstorm leaves behind a trail of destruction, killing people, destroying communities and plunging millions into darkness. >> our thoughts and prayers go out to all the families who lost loved ones. >> never thought i would see what i saw today ever. >> and the storm keeps churning while the worst may be over for the east coast, sandy delivers wind, rain and snow to inland areas. >>> it was a surprise. we thought it was just going to rain. >> and thoughts turn to cleaning up after the historic storm. the true power of sandy comes into focus. >> oh, my god. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, october 31, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. the devastation from superstorm sandy has millions along the east coast wondering when and if their lives will return to normal. >> president obama travels to new jersey to see the destruction firsthand. the mega storm killed 51 people many by falling trees. at one point 8.5 million homes and businesses in 17 states were without power. more than 18,100 flights have been cancelled s
this morning." the damage from sandy is staggering. more than 50 dead and nearly 7 million people without power. >> the storm has crippled travel along the east coast. we are inside an airline command center to see the struggle to get back to normal. >> and a massive construction crane continues to dangle over midtown manhattan. john miller takes us inside what went wrong. >> but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >>> it's the worst thing that happened in this city, certainly, since 9/11. >> millions in the northeast struggle in the wake of hurricane sandy. >> the death toll continues to rise as a result of the storm. >> more than 6.5 million people are still without electricity. >> very difficult day. >> new jersey certainly hit the hardest. >> itis sight of devastation that makes it look as if there had been a bombing there. >> rescue teams trying to go house to house helping those who could not leave on their own. >> trapped in their house for 24 hours now. no cold. no heat. no electric. a lot of them were just tired. >> it could take days befo
business. coast. let's get right to cbs repor randall pinkston, in new yok city. >>> superstorm sandy roars ashore and slams into the east coast. let's get right to randall pinkston, live in new york city. >> reporter: i would be standing in the hudson river. it caused the waters to overflow the seawall. the danger isn't over. sandy roared ashore early monday evening, packing sustained winds of 80 miles per hour with gusts over 100. the storm blew out windows and flooded streets up and down the east coast, tearing up atlantic city's famous boardwalk. the storm cut electricity to more than two million homes and businesses. this is video of a power substation exploding in new york. >> we knew this was going to be a very dangerous storm and the storm has met our expectations. >> reporter: new york city has all but shut down. the powerful storm surge pushed the warytsz of the hudson river through the seawall and onto the walkway. tidal waters were sent into a major traffic tunnel linking manhattan and brooklyn. sandy's winds also caused a high-rise crane to collapse. it was left dangling over
. hurricane sandy threatens 65 billion people. what experts say will be the most destructive part of the storm. >>> tonight could be the night for the giants game. the world series is under way in detroit. the much needed boost the detroit city is expected to get. >> good evening. >> fighting and the storm surge, the biggest concerns right now. >> and hurricane sandy isn't expected to make landfall until tomorrow night. it's already causing dangerous conditions along the east coast. authorities are warning new york city could be hit with an 11-foot wall of water. washington, d.c. will be closed for business tomorrow. new york city is in emergency mode. duarte geraldineo has the latest on hurricane sandy. we see authorities raining where you are. >> it's hard to believe the storm is about a day away because the storm is picking up. the surf is getting taller. as i speak, millions of people have been evacuated. yet, there's a still a sizable contingent, a large number of people who say they refuse to go. they are not lifting to emergency officials and they are weathering the storm in their own h
in the presidential r. " residents try to cope wite new normal...sandy turned neighborhood blocks into pis of debris...we'll have that . >>> where california voters stand in the presidential race. >>> residents try to cope with a new normal. after hurricane sandy turned neighborhood blocks into piles of debris. >>> a surveillance photo flushes out a forgetful lottery winner. it is 7:00 on saturday morning november 3rd. thanks for joining us. election day is just three days away in california. a final pre election survey by the nonpartisan field poll shows obama leading mitt romney. the 15 point gap is considered a big lead. back in september obama had a 24 point lead. experts say romney has managed to improve his standings among a lot of california voters. this last weekend before election day we are expecting a big push from political cam pands. bay area ballot counters have noticed something different this election season. >>> around our district there is probably about at least eight or nine spot corners like this. >> corners where schoolteachers are waging a last minute battle for voters to supp
.com/giants. >> the clock is winding down for people on the east coast to prepare for hurricane sandy. expected to come ashore tonight. there's potential for flooding and power outages that could affect millions. >> conditions along the coast have been steadily getting worse. >> the ocean is angry right now and we're going to see a storm surge. >> sandy is massive. hurricane force winds extend out 175 miles from the storm's eye. >> look at these huge waves up to 40 feet. that's why we're so concerned. >> officials say time is running out to get to safety. >> you better do what they say. the ocean shows you no mercy. >> as hurricane sandy moves in, many folks in beach areas have moved out. mandatory evacuation warnings. many wondering how much damage this storm will do. >> i don't think people are as prepared as they should be. >> mary lives near the beach and her brother is a meteorologist. >>> officials predict a storm surge of 11 feet. >> mandatory evacuation. >> 375,000 new yorkers have been ordered to evacuate. >> we have two little kids so pack all of our stuff and leave. >> new york's subway and
>>> road to recovery. as the task of cleaning up after sandy begins, fear of the storm gives way to frustration and its aftermath. >> took me two hours to get here from hoboken. i have no gas. >> stop it. >>> millions remain in the dark and some could be without power for days. >> it could be a commitment to walk down because we wouldn't be coming back up. >>> while others survey the damage from sandy, which could go down as one of the costliest storms in history. >> it's november 1st and bills need to be made and i don't have, you know, money. >>> with the storm gone, the candidates go on the attack in the closing days of the presidential race. >> the policies of the last four years in my view are not the policies that america needs for the future. >> governor romney has been using all his talents as a salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. the painfully slow recovery continues in the
>>> hurricane havoc. 50 million people are in sandy's path as the monster storm prepares to make a damaging direct hit on the northeast. >> i'm hoping we're prepared the way the storm is coming in, the wind. >> some people love their houses more than they love life. i don't want to be down here. >> sandy shakes up the presidential campaign. both candidates cancelling appearances in the critical days before the race for the white house is decided. >> our thoughts and prayers are with the people who will find themselves in harm's way. >> this is a serious and big storm. >> and san francisco sweep. the giants complete a four game whitewash of the detroit tigers to win their second world series in three years. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, october 29, 2012. good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. the time for preparing is over. hurricane sandy is hitting the east coast and could be one of the most devastating storms to ever hit the u.s. some 50 million people are in its path. the super storm is expected to combine with a winter storm moving in from the
now in new york city and long island because of the damage from former hurricane sandy. >> it's still amazing to see these images. sandy is now connected to the deaths of at least 17 people across the united states. an estimated 7.4 million homes and businesses are without power across 16 states and washington, d.c. in the hard hit big apple, the new york stock exchange, nasdaq and broadway theaters will be closed for a second straight day. we know now there's at least 10 to $20 billion in damage and 15,000 flights across the united states have been canceled. ines ferre is live in new york with more on the wrath of sandy. >>> reporter: hurricane sandy flooded some areas of new york city, knocked out power of thousands, and the southern part of manhattan is virtually shut down. >>> reporter: a storm surge nearly 14 feet high pushed ashore flooding hundreds of miles of coastline from virginia to massachusetts. >> it's the most flooding i have seen in all the years i have lived here. >> reporter: floodwater and high winds have knocked out power to millions of people. >> we are seeing a l
in 30 years. sandy is having an impact even on ather. details comingup. >>> bcs reporter are joining us from lower manhattan where the storm is more aggressive by the minute. >> reporter: it has taken an ominous tone in the past hour or so. the rain stopped falling as hard. i want to show what is going on mind me. this is all played out in the last 20 minutes. my photographer will pan over and you can see this entire area. this is part of the regular adway. out n see by the park benches abfeet ofwater have past 20 nutes. barrier in the water is splashingver thsethe t manhattan. widespread flooding is the biggest concern in the ti's largest cityas hurricane say apes. oache orm rgcould reach 11 feet. eninst about 8:00 this m surge h ev you can see thtide is risi. >> residents who live near the water where i'm standing are among the 375,000 new yorkers under a mandatory evacuation. but you cannot force everyone to leave and some people are choosing to stay. >> i don't have the necessity to leave. i have food, water, my kids, and my dog and that's the safest place to be. >> the city shut do
morning." hurricane sandy gets stronger as it slams the east coast. 50 million people are in its path. >> the super storm is bringing rain, snow powerful winds, and the potential for devastating flooding. we'll check on the bad conditions expected from maryland to maine. >>> also, the impact on travel around the world and how sandy is affecting the presidential campaign. >> we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener your world in 90 seconds. >> this is a serious and big storm. you need to take this seriously. >> the east coast braces as hurricane sandy gets set to strike. >> the 900 mile super storm expected to make landfall in new jersey tonight. >> don't be studentid. idstupid. go to higher ground. >> this storm will affect 50 million people in 14 states. >> more than 7,200 flights pcanceled in the northeast. >> there's a mandatory evacuation. >> new york city all but shut down. there is no mass transit. >> i don't want to stay because i value my life. that's why. >> the big concern is the flooding. they are expecting a surge here of about ten-foot w
is getting to see the full devastation of super storm sandy. the massive storm is blamed for at least 18 deaths at least 7.5 million utility customers have lost power in 16 states and washington, d.c. >>> it is estimated that sandy has cause edd $10 to $20 billion in damage, making it one of the most expensive storms in america american history. financial markets are closed again because of the storm. here in new york city, the subway system could be closed for days because of historic flooding. our correspondents are on the ground across the east covering the impact of superstorm sandy. >>> we begin our coverage in hard-hit new york city. president obama has just declared a state of emergency in new york and new jersey. jim axelrod is at battery park in manhattan, which was inundated with water. jim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie. high tide has come here. at least in this part of battery park, the water is not threatening to come over the wall, which is at least one piece of good news in a city that is facing more than its share of trouble. superst
lawrence, who has been tracking sandy this morning. >> been watching it all afternoon. a lot of flooding. sandy continuing to move through. not only that, producing tons of snow in the mountains. we'll have more on that and the possibility of rain on halloween coming up. >> just overnight load work could slow you down including 101 through palo alto. we have more brake lights throughout the east bay. we'll show you more on your tuesday morning drive coming up. >> while sandy is no longer classified as a hurricane it's causing major problems in a wide swath of the northeast. sandy is now connected to the deaths of 16 people in the u.s. an estimated 6.2 million homes and businesses are currently without power across 16 states and washington, d.c. in the hard hit big apple the new york stock exchange, nasdaq and broadway theaters will be closed for a second straight day. ines ferre has more on the wrath of sandy. >> reporter: a storm surge nearly 14 feet high pushed ashore flooding the coastline from virginia to massachusetts. >> it's the most flooding i have seen in all the yea
presidio, linda yee, cbs 5. >>> a day after make landfall super storm sandy still making some history. 48 people have been killed nearly 8 million customers in 15 states are without power. new york city's subway system swamped. countless homes have been destroyed by fire, wind, floods. one government prediction says the wind damage alone could top $7 billion. president obamaed heads to new jersey tomorrow to survey the damage there. sandy dealt the garden state a punishing blow. end tired neighborhoods are under water and beach boardwalks are in ruins. duarte geraldino shows us what's left. >> reporter: access to atlantic city is limited tonight because safety officials say the roads are still not safe. many of the areas are littered with debris. behind me, you can see what's left of a nice chunk of the famed atlantic city boardwalk. it was ripped apart by super storm sandy. tomorrow, the president is expected to join the new jersey governor and tour parts of the state most heavily damaged by the storm. in atlantic city, duarte geraldino, cbs 5. >>> the super storm also left parts of mary
about all of southern manhattan is shut down. the floodwaters are receding but sandy's record surge proved to be too much for the island. this was the scene at the brooklyn battery tunnel as the hudson river overflowed its boundaries. sandy came ashore just south of atlantic city monday night. the city's famed boardwalk took a beating. 80 sections were swept away. once on land -- >> this is almost like from fall to immediate winter overnight. >> reporter: --sandy combined with a cold front to produce a massive snowstorm in the appalachians. and the subway system in new york city is dealing with what the mta is calling an unprecedented situation. the new york stock exchange is closed. there are no school classes. live in new york, ines ferre. now back to you. >> thank you. >>> among the casualties from sandy a replica of a historic ship made for a movie. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran joins us now with a dramatic rescue operation as that ship went down. >> reporter: the boulder police departmenty was built in 1960 as a replica of the original 1787 vessel. the bounty was built and now i
-- >> all right, hurricane sandy moving up the eastern seaboard with the storm's outer bands lashing the barrier islands off north carolina. >> right now the governor of new york, andrew cuomo, i halting a halt to all public transit in new york city at 7:00 tonight. it could affect 50 million people. suetion mcginnis has the latest from the coast of delaware. good morning, susan. >>> reporter: good morning. there is no doubt this storm is coming closer. here on the beach of delaware, the waves are getting larger and stronger and crashing closer to shore. we have the winds intensifying and is it raining at times. it is clear that sandy is on her way. north carolina is getting a taste of hurricane sandy's fury morning. there is driving rain and high surf, but officials are not expecting major damage. >> track has improved in our favor. >>> reporter: bull dozers and residents are piling up the sand along the jersey shore. millions are bracing for hurricane sandy, a massive storm that is taking aim at the most densely populated region of the u.s. >> the first time a hurricane has been
today. and federal offices in washington have been shut down. we're going to have more on sandy in just a minute. first, home town heroes got to show you the cover of the san francisco chronicle this morning. giant's sweep. >> i went like this cause it looks like it's still hot off the presses. that's going to be a keepsake. a lot of people will have that in a drawer. the giants won the world series for the second time in three years. >>> the team completed the world series sweep last night winning 4-3 in ten innings. while most of the celebrations here in san francisco were peaceful. some did turn violent. a number of fires were set in the streets of the mission district. kate joins us live with more on the messthat's being cleaned up this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. i want to show you there's still aftermath from last night. piles of debris still here on the street that crews are working to clean up as last night's celebrations turned to mayhem. officers tried to disperse thousands of fans flooding the streets. some set small fires to trash cans, couches and news
storm sandy's path every destruction. 50 people dead, millions without power. this morning, the recovery process begins. >>> and the floats are ready, the balloons are getting blown up. san francisco preparing for millions of giants fans. >> some fog and drizzle now, but could rain move in for the parade? we'll talk about that coming up. >> and if you are planning on heading into san francisco this morning, for the ticker-tape parade, all mass transit so far on time. much more on the parade coming up. >> good morning. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. it's 5:00. >>> the recovery from the super storm sandy is continuing. it's a huge. >> it be wil take months. at least 55 people are dead, more than 6 million homes and businesses still without power, down from 8.5 million at the worst. the total cost could hit $50 billion. cbs reporter ines ferre is in new york where the city is beginning to bustle again. >> reporter: new yorkers are trying to regain a sense of normalcy. they are trying to restore power and mass transit. >>> reporter: the storm moved away from the shore but the d
mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. >>> sandy packs a deadly punch blamed for more than 34 deaths. we have team coverage from across the country, reporters in new york, new jersey and here keeping an eye on the bay area response to the storm but in new york, a massive storm surge overtook the city overnight. now residents are left in the dark. we have a report from lower manhattan with the latest. >>> reporter: floodwaters are receding and residents are checking for damage in lower manhattan this morning. >> the entire residence here is flooded out. we have no electricity. >> reporter: last night, sandy's powerful surge pushed water into the streets and into tunnels. at battery park, the water poured over the seawalls at a record 13.88 feet. authorities say 7 subway tunnels have extensive water damage. there is no timetable on when public transportation will be restored. >> make no mistake about it, this was a devastating storm, maybe the worst that we have ever experienced. >> reporter: city officials still need to figure out what to do about a crane that snapped at a construction site in
our link to him. hurricane sandy is about to make landfall near atlantic city, but the impact of this storm is being felt all along the east coast. the governors of 14 states from north carolina to maine have declared states of emergency. let's get the latest now from cbs news hurricane consultant david bernard. david? >> good evening, anthony. a lot of trouble up and down the east coast tonight. sandy is basically not a drop cam system anymore, but the effects are all going to be the same. let's start with where the storm is right now and, again, we are looking at very strong waves occurring all across ptions of the jersey and also long island sound. notice just offshore we're seeing some of these wave heights still indicated near 45 feet, maybe higher. and even though the storm is here, anthony, it's still pushing a lot of water in from the east and southeast. in fact, i was looking at some of the tide gauges in just the last few moments and places like the battery and even further east along the long island south and south along the jersey shore, those tides are reaching th
of hurricane sandy. >>> a positive jobs report is out this morning, with just four days to go until the election. >>> john dickerson will take us through the road map to victory for each candidate. >>> we begin with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> red cross should have been here. there should be -- i have a knife on my stoop, waiting for someo someone. >> millions of americans spend another night in the dark. >> we're going to die. we're going to freeze. >> frustration is being felt by hundreds of communities in new york and new jersey. >> no supplies. our kids are homeless, they're cold. >> millions still have no power. long lines for just the little gas that's still left. >> it's a dog fight i hear. >> this is like preapocalyptic scenario. >> would you like to see inside? >> what does it look like in there? >> pretty awful. >>> if you vote for me, we'll win this election, we'll keep moving forward. >> the signs out front forward, i think forewarned is a better word. >> don't you want this election over with already? >> the important october jobs report,
this morning." the aftermath of sandy remains overwhelming. the death toll soars and 5 million people remain without power. >> massive gas shortages are causing anger and panic. but subways and planes begin to move slowly. >>> presidential campaign gets busy again. we'll check with the newest polls with just five days to go. >>> we begin with a lock at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> we are here for you. we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you rebuild. >>> the northeast begins its long road to recovery. >> death toll from sandy is now up to at least 74. >> 5 million customers are still waiting for the power to come back on. >> debris from this massive storm is stacked on streets and new jersey neighborhoods. >> when i left, everything was intact. >>> there are long lines for hard hit areas. >> i've got no gas. >> bus service is limited. subway service will begin this morning. >> as much as the water has gone down, we're at two levels, we're at the the level before you get to the tracks? >> absolutely. >>> both cand
. >> this is very real. hurricane sandy is posed to strike the east coast within hours. it's already wreaking havoc. monster waves. high winds and authority ies are taking no chances at this point shutting down a number of flights, subways, and trains in the greater northeast and eastern sea board as well. >> we have team coverage on hurricane sandy in just a minute. >> but, first how about those giants? they are storming their way through the post season all the way to another world championship. >> got him looking. and the giants have won it all. >> they sure did. the giants completed the sweep of the tigers with a 4-3 winner in 10 innings. let the champaign go. most of the celebrations in san francisco were peaceful, some turned violent after the game ended. a number of fires were set in the streets of the mission district. kate is there now with the latest. >> she's checking the mess the fans left behind. there was debris in the street behind you earlier. >> reporter: it's still there right now. if you take a look, that charred remains of last night's celebration still here in the mission distr
this afternoon but the top story sandy. lf hour, hurrican >> it is big. 60million peop are from the hurricane's path from north carolina up to long island, as far away as nential. >> state and local lead -- as new england. >> state and local leaders have isvacusued eion orders while the storm is still miles out at sea. susan mcginnis is live at rehobeth beach this afternoon in delaware. susan? >> the clock is ticking down. the arrival of the monster storm. the only people you can find outside on the delaware shore right now are emergency folks and some media. the big worry for the arrival of this storm, among the biggest worries, is flooding, but because of the storm surge, a lot of that flooding is already happening. pieces of the atlantic city board walk ended up in the street. as hurricane sandy moves closer. roads are flooded and it is only expected to get worse. hundreds of thousands of people along the east coast have evacuated. but others refuse to leave. >> this is part of me. i've got to stay here. >> reporter: the national hurricane center says the massive storm has turned to the le
and repairs continue this morning as victims of the super storm sandy are making plans to put their lives back in order. it's going to take months for the east coast to recover from sandy. at least 55 people are dead from the storm, more than 6 million homes and businesses still without power downing from 8.5 million at the worst. the total cost could be $50 billion. cbs reporter ines ferre is in new york where the recovery is under way. >> reporter: the storm has moved from the shore but devastation is obvious. homes buried or destroyed, boats toss add shore. >> very difficult day. >> reporter: the national guard spent the day rescuing new jersey residents. a tidal surge up the hackensack river pushed water up in a matter of minutes. >> within a matter of minutes the basement was flooded. we are just waiting for the rescue. >> reporter: president obama will tour the devastation in new jersey today. >> the most important message i have for them is that america's with you. >> reporter: it could take days or weeks to restore power to the 8 million people who lost electricity. >> how are you goin
correspondents will bring you extensive coverage of the long road to recovery from hurricane sandy. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley reporting from long beach island, new jersey. >> pelley: good >> pelley: good evening. this barrier island on the new jersey shore is one of the areas hit hardest by hurricane sandy. in a moment, we'll show you what the storm did to this community and talk to some of the people who live here. they're facing a fourth day without power as the nights grow colder. but first, the number of people who lost their lives in this storm is now up to at least 87 in nine states. in new york city, firefighters and police went door to door oncking on residents. mayor michael bloomberg said the death toll in the city is up to 37 now. today, police recovered the bodies of two staten island children who were literally torn from their mother's arms and swept away on floodwaters monday. millions of people in 11 states from virginia to new hampshire are spending a fourth night in the dark. nearly 4.5 million homes and businesses are without
toll from hurricane sandy, and it's not likely to stop there. bodies are being found today in homes as rescue workers reach into the hardest-hit areas. the pictures that struck us today were of just one family in staten island, new york. 14-year-old kate at her grandparent's house. her mother, julie, trying to pull something recognizable from the rubble. and sheila and dominick trayna holding on to their memories and contemplating the future. the insurance industry estimates economic losses from the storm at $50 billion. second only to hurricane katrina. more than three million homes and businesses are still without power as the nights grow colder. in parts of new york and new jersey, there's high anxiety as the gas gauge drops to empty and the lines go on for hours. this evening, new york city's mayor reversed himself and canceled sunday's new york city marathon. his hand forced by withering criticism. > they got generators over there to keep the runners warm. we need the help! >> pelley: the starting line for the race was to be on staten island, home of the trayna family where at
>> glor: tonight bracing for sandy. the sprawling hurricane is poised to strike the mid- atlantic states in hours. david bernard is tracking this super storm. our team of correspondents has the latest on evacuations, travel shutdowns and emergency preparedness at every level. >> this is a serious and big storm. >> glor: campaign 2012 moves inland to the swing state of ohio. jan crawford and dean reynolds report from the buckeye battleground. and back on track, jim axelrod shows us a runner on a mission to turn the lives of the homeless around, step-by-step. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> glor: good evening, i'm jeff glor. hurricane sandy is roughly 400 miles off north carolina tonight threatening up to 60 million on the east coast. here is the latest: 65 people across the caribbean are dead. airlines have canceled more than 6,000 flights. amtrak has canceled all trains along the northeast corridor monday. hundreds of thousands are evacuating coastal areas. ten states have declared a state of emergency. we have a team of correspondents tracking the s
>> pelley: tonight, the east coast struggles to recover from hurricane sandy. up and down the coast homes have been destroyed by winds, by water, by fire. >> and we're just shocked, shocked that it's happened to us. >> pelley: millions are without power. roadways and tunnels are flooded. >> it is beyond anything i thought i'd ever see. >> pelley: dozens of people have died. the damage is in the tens of billions of dollars. the cleanup and recovery could take months. on day one, we'll have extensive coverage from our entire cbs news team. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley reporting tonight from lower manhattan. >> pelley: this is a special expanded edition. good evening. we're on the southern tip of manhattan, the area known as the battery, named for the battery of cannons erected here in the 17th century to defend the young city. but nothing could defend new york city from the wall of water that came crashing ashore in one of the biggest storms so far of the 21st century. hurricane sandy filled the tunnels here with floodwaters unlike anyth
the west. here's the latest. sandy has already killed at least 58 people in the caribbean. a state of emergency has now been declared in nine states and the district of columbia. we have a team of correspondents standing by, and we begin with our hurricane consultant david bernard at our miami station wfor. >> reporter: good evening, margaret. not much change on the storm in intensity or the expected track. latest from the national hurricane center puts sandy at 75-mile-per-hour storm, 345 miles south of cape hatteras, north carolina, moving to the northeast at 13. based on that track, the best chance for significant windses, 58 miles per hour or greater, are going to be in the area along the jersey shore, right into the new york city metropolitan area, and when we talk about significant winds, we're talking about winds that have a good chance of causing power outages and a lot of do you understand trees glerg david, how much flooding should we expect? >> coastal flooding could be a huge problem. there are evacuations being ordered along the coast because of that, and we have two t
city tonight. >>> an unbelievable path of destruction and tonight superstorm sandy is on the move. we'll get toran dam pinkston in new york. >> reporter: officials are pleading for patience from the public as the long and difficult task of cleaning up and repairing the damage from sandy begins. top priority is restoring electricity and getting mass transit back on track. hurricane sandy hit new jersey's long beach island hard. homes were flooded or destroyed. roads left covered with sand. boats littered the streets. >> we'll assess the damages an rebuild. that's the way it works in new jersey. >> reporter: new york city was crippled by the storm. subway and traffic tunnels were filled by salt water. no word when the famous subway service will resume. an entire community burnt to the ground in queens. for a second night manhattan is a tale of flights have been canceled nationwide.. hundreds here n the bay area. the storm put taxis in a way grave. this is a shot from hoboken, new jersey. and to give you an idea of t how powerful sandy was: home video caught this amazing s: a giant tree
shore right now. you can see that water just rushing up. the daunting recovery from sandy begins. >> and today is the big day for the giants celebration. we'll talk to you about preparations and who we are expected to see at civic center plaza. >> a storm is head toward the bay area. could it mess with the parade plans? what about trick or treaters? we'll talk about that coming up. >> the commute is heating up so far at the bay bridge. we expect even more commuters later on this morning for the giants parade. much more traffic coming up. >>> good morning. it is wednesday, it is halloween, october 31. good to have you with us. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now 6:00. >>> you know, it's the best day to be a san francisco giants fan. >> certainly the right colors. city will be all decked out in black and orange for today's big victory parade. that starts in just a couple of hours and people already packing trains and buses to get into the city. we have live team coverage. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec on the left with beefed up patrols for the rowdy fans but first w
. >>> and switching gears tonight president obama got a firsthand look today at the damage caused by hurricane sandy. one of the hardest-hit areas breezy point, new york, where 111 homes burned to the ground during the height of the storm. tonight more than 6 million homes and businesses in 13 states are still without power. 68 deaths are blamed on sandy. alison harmelin is in new jersey where the president promised help for communities that were destroyed. >> reporter: good evening. night has fallen here in atlantic city but earlier today it was actually beautiful and sunny at the jersey shore. that only made it more clear for the president the other officials who were here observing that the devastation is just everywhere. president obama arrived in new jersey for a close-up look at the damage. the president took a chopper tour with governor chris christie over devastated areas of the state where super storm sandy hit with full force. >> we are here for you and we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure you get all the help you need until you rebuild. >> reporter: record storm surge took o
million people along the eastern seaboard are bracing for an unwelcome guest. hurricane sandy is scurrying the coast and preparing for a destruct i left turn to the country's most populated cities. cbs reporter duarte geraldino is live in maryland with the storm's track. >> reporter: everything is changing so quickly. at this point the wind has picked up behind me and you can see a tree which hints at how strong some of the wind is. they've cleared a lot of the things that would fly and hurt someones but the trees can really let you know how bad it is. despite the uptick in the wind there are some people who are refusing to leave their homes in low lying areas. rough surf is pounding the east coast. from virginia to massachusetts as sandy marches north. >> we are all buttoned -- bat end down and battery. >> reporter: forecasters say some 60 million people are in the path of the monster storm. >> i don't think people are as prepared for the storm as they should be. >> reporter: high winds, torrential rains and snow to an 800-mile area. it's already causing flooding in virginia. because of t
:30. >>> this morning, hurricane sandy moving closer to the east coast. it was upgraded back to a hurricane from a tropical storm about 90 minutes ago. the continuing threat is prompting an unusual move from a few airlines. jetblue u.s. a ways and spirit will offering waivers to customers who want to change their flights. that means you wouldn't have to pay a fee. the national weather service is warning of widespread impacts from that storm and susan mcginnis is live from the coast of delaware. good morning, susan. how is it out 24r? >> reporter: ann, good morning. well, 64 million people, that's 1 in 5 americans lie in the path of this storm. folks on the shore of delaware are among those folks. this area is one of the targets where the storm could make that left turn before joining thousand wintery weather systems and turn into a mega storm. from the carolinas. >> we've brought everything in that the wind can move. >> reporter: to new england. the entire eastern seaboard is keeping an eye on the news for the latest on sandy. >> we watch it by the hour. >> reporter: sandy is a big storm, with
coverage of the aftermath of sandy. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley reporting tonight from breezy point, new york. >> pelley: good evening. we've come here because no community has seen more destruction from hurricane sandy than this. this entire neighborhood, in the new york city borough of queens, 111 homes destroyed by fire the night the storm hit. we'll have more on this in just a moment, but first, let us give you the big picture on the aftermath of sandy. nearly six million homes and businesses in 13 states are still without electricity tonight. at least 68 deaths are blamed on the storm. insurance companies tell us that well over 34,000 homeowners have put in claims for damage or destruction. in new york city, the sun finally came out today, along with the first sounds of recovery. ( bell ringing ) the stock market opened for the first time this week. buses are back and there could be some subway service tomorrow. the biggest challenge remains pumping floodwaters out of tunnels. the u.s. military is helping, and we flew along today with
of last resort but pay phones are suddenly in demand on the east coast in the wake of superstorm sandy. the cbs 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts tells us people who use pay phones often get a wake-up call when they see the bill. julie. >> reporter: that is right. with 25% of the new york city cell towers wiped out new yorkers are now lining up to use pay phones. and here in earthquake country we're just one tremor away from a similar situation but next time you're forced to use a pay phone you may be in for a surprise. [ beep ] >> reporter: it may have been a while since you've used one of these but the next time you make a pay phone call you'll need more than a quarter. try 20 bucks. >> that's pretty extreme. crazy. >> reporter: that's the holding fee that showed up on our bill weather we recently used a debit card to make a 20-second call at this pay phone from the airport to our station merely 13 miles away. the sign on the phone says a domestic call costs 8 contrary to the recording which quotes another pay phone rate. >> on the first minute charge will be $6.97. each addition
for hurricane sandy has changed. but not for the better. this is the scene today in florida. paul give us a look at what's turning into a monster storm. >> look at the size of this thing, stretching from central florida all the way up to north carolina. but it's also becoming a monster because of where it's heading, new york city, philadelphia, washington, d.c., in the path of hurricane sandy. here's video to show you. crews worked on street poles that loosened after all the swaying for a couple days of heavy winds and strong rains. the beach was actually closed off for swimming. that's because crashing waves swept much of the sand right into the ocean. >> we've lost maybe 20, 30 feet of beach in the last couple of days. >> it's as dangerous as the ocean gets. >> and double red flags mean stay off the beech. in new york city bulldozers spent the day building up sand dunes. why all the fear? because of what sandy did in the bahamas, killed more than two dozen people across the caribbean. most by falling trees or collapsed buildings. the islands are also recovering from power outages. here's what
. a name fit for halloween week. frankenstorm. aka hurricane sandy is barreling its way toward the east coast. now this storm is expected to slam into two others creating widespread destruction. cbs reporter randall pinkston reports. >> reporter: sandy kicked up rough waves for a para surfer off north carolina's coast as the slow moving storm threatens some 60 million people. officials are urging them to stock up on supplies and hunker down. in new jersey, residents are boarding up their homes and businesses. preparing for the storm's high winds and flooding. >> i'm feeling these -- buckets with sand and then i'm going to transfer them to the store. to make sandbags. and i'll pile them up right in front of the door. >> reporter: new jersey governor chris christie -- governor chris christie ordered casinos in atlantic city to close down afternoon sunday afternoon. >> we should not underestimate the impact of this storm and we shouldn't assume the predictions will be wrong. >> reporter: forecasters predict sandy could merge with winter weather systems to become a superstorm. causing massi
states of emergency as a fearsome superstorm threatens the eastern seaboard. hurricane sandy is building strength over the atlantic ocean. the fear is as it moves closer inland sandy will run into two winter weather systems. creating one huge storm called frankenstorm. and for the very latest on say. let's check in with roberta gonzales in the weather center. >> 630 million people will be i want pacted -- impacted by hurricane sandy. which right now take a look at this. you can see it crawling up the eastern third of the united states. and it's threatening to smack that part of the country with the torrential rains, the high winds, the majored inning in the power outage -- major outages and the poweroutages one week before election day. between maryland and new england, but this is not just a coastal event. this is going to go well inland and as ann was noting it will collide with two other systems being a superstorm. up to 12 inches of rain is likely before much of this turns to snow inland. power outages with wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour, and something else occurring and we also
into a voting booth and making a defining choice about the future of our country. >> with hurricane sandy heading toward the east coast, both campaigns have been forced to change their travel schedules. romney scrapped a trip to virginia and instead he'll head to ohio. the president planned to head to florida but pushed his trip to sunday night to beat the storm. >>> the california ballot features proposition 30 and proposition 38. today, state democrats held a day of action calling voters and urging them to support proposition 30, governor jerry brown's plan. lisa showed us it needs all the help it can get. >> reporter: just ten days until election day, and support for proposition 30 is plunging. only 46% now support it, a 9% drop over the past month. 42% are against it. the governor has been traveling throughout the state, fighting for this ballot measure. >> may i speak to you? >> reporter: they called other registered democrats, asking them to vote yes. prop 30 would raise income taxes on the wealthy and hike the sales tax by a quarter%. >> if proposition 30 does not pass it will have
macdonald. >>> cries for help. communities still in the dark with the growing death toll from sandy. how pleas for relief are quickly turning to anger. >> plus an agent attacked a bike toting passenger assaults a muni worker. how the victim is recovering and the search for the suspect. >> we are live at the tech museum of innovation at san jose. this is staff only but i don't see any staff around so i'm going to play with this today! and we'll talk weather, coming up. >> here's a live look at 280 traffic heading into san francisco. no problems but we're watching a couple of issues in the east bay. more coming up. >> it's friday, november 2. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. it's 5:01. >>> the death toll keeps getting higher in the ten states devastated by sandy. >> at least 92 people have been killed by the storm that struck on sunday. the number of deaths blamed on superstorm sandy is up to at least 92. the bodies of two young children were found who were swept from their mother's arms. long gas lines are frustrating drives in new york where one man was ar
. >>> a day after making landfall, super storm sandy is still making history. more than 8 million customers in 15 states are without power. new york city's subway system is swamped. countless homes have been destroyed by fire, wind or flood. it's estimated the damage will be well into the tens of billions of dollars. >>> the storm still has flights grounded across the country, but some very important travelers are managing to make their way back east from the bay area. cbs 5 report he elissa harrington shows us they are answering a cross-country call for help. >> i have been sleeping on that little sofa over there. >> reporter: tommy nguyen is among thousands of stranded travelers waiting out sandy in an airport. he is trying to get back to new york where he is a grad student and does not want to miss class. he spent the night at sfo unable to change his flight over the phone. >> whenever i try to call them, the automated machine told me that the volume is too much and i couldn't contact them, and they hang up on me every time when i try to call them. >> reporter: more than 15,000 flights h
. >> the smell of fear following sandy's sea of destruction. a new threat of fire an explosions. >> hi-def doppler picking up the rainfall showing up around th bay area. more coming up. >> and here's all the slick surfaces out the door had morning. it's wet across the golden gate. we'll have much more "timesaver traffic" coming up. >>> good morning, everyone. it's thursday, november 1. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. 5:00 on the nose right now. >>> of course, we're keeping an eye on the storm this morning as liz mentioned, it's wet out there. the rain playing lots of tricks on halloween following in some areas and holding off just long enough in some other neighborhoods. you're looking at video from millbrae from last night. >> lawrence, you were in millbrae last night. >> i was. we go over there every year. usually the streets are just packed all the kids having a great time. last night, very few kids and ponchos. probably the most common costumes you could find out there. the rain continuing to fall this morning around the bay area but it's shifted a bit f
recovering from super storm sandy. this morning, some subways are rolling. all three major airports are open. power problems still kills. the number of deaths blamed on sandy has now passed 70. ines ferre with more on the storm from lower manhattan. >> reporter: i'm standing on fdr drive. it's still flooded. this is just one of the areas that was flooded by the storm but down on the jersey shore, the devastation is even worse. >>> reporter: president obama visited new jersey to see firsthand the damage from super storm sandy. >> good job. >> reporter: the president and governor chris christie flew in marine one to see the devastation from above. what they saw were homes destroyed and streets still under water. president obama promised the government will do whatever it can to help storm victims. >> we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you rebuild. >> reporter: not far away, the search for trapped or missing people on staten island continues. nypd rescued six people from rooftops on wednesday. there are signs that life is returning to normal in new york
approach. dr. kim mulvihill, cbs 5, healthwatch. >>> developing news, the outer reaches of hurricane sandy soaked parts of florida today. sandy has already claimed nearly 2 dozen lives in the caribbean, the worst may be yet to come. sandy has the potential to be an ugly halloween trick for millions from north carolina up to new england. it could meet up with a cold front to create a powerful chilly super storm being called "frankenstorm." the hurricane's potential targets range from the nation's capital up to massachusetts where preparations are well under way. >> still a little early to tell you about we have the plywood and sandbags ready. we'll be as prepared as we can an hope for the best. >> the storm isn't entirely predictable so where it will hit exactly and how much force they can't really pin that down yet. >>> paul, a much different story here in the bay area. it's a gorgeous day to end the week. >> the east coast is doling with that big, big storm that's going to be a big problem for us the only probable did you remember your sunscreen? we have lots of sunshine out there. what a
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